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South Bend, Indiana Men Sentenced On Firearm Charge

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(Source: justice.gov)

South Bend, IN-(ENEWSPF)- A man from South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced on a firearm charge, the Justice Department said in a statement. Andrew Jacobs, age 20, of South Bend, IN, was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Jacobs was sentenced to 84 months imprisonment followed by 2 years of supervised release. In the same case, last month on April 26, 2018, Lorenzo Crawford, age 20, also of South Bend, was sentenced by Judge DeGuilio for the same offense to 84 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, the defendants working together placed an advertisement for escort services on Backpage.com. A man responded by text and arranged to have sex with a fictitious prostitute at a room in a hotel. The defendants waited for the man, grabbed him when he came to the room and proceeded to beat him. One of the defendants brought a Smith & Wesson .38 Special revolver with them which was used to beat the victim. The defendants also took cash, credit cards and a cell phone from the victim. While the victim was at the hotel, one of the defendants also checked the victim’s car for money or other valuables.

This case was investigated by the FBI. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Maciejczyk and Ken Hays.

About the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana (USAO) is responsible for representing the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Northern District of Indiana. This includes criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana is David Capp.

The first United States Attorney to serve while Indiana was still a territory was Elijah Sparks in 1813. His successor, William Hendricks, witnessed Indiana’s admission to the Union as the 19th state in 1816. On April 21, 1928 the federal district for the State of Indiana was divided into the Northern and Southern Judicial Districts, resulting in the creation of the Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana.

Source: Department of Justice